Just like our clocks this weekend, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” To some, losing that extra hour of sleep makes a huge difference. For others, gaining the extra daylight more than makes up for the hour of lost sleep. An hour makes a big difference in the real estate world too. This infographic takes a look at what happens every hour in the housing market!
Many potential buyers and sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Buyer demand usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas that are impacted by extreme cold temperatures and conditions.
As the housing market picks up momentum, so do the opportunities for the real estate professional. Be sure to take advantage of all the resources available to you as a member of Georgia MLS. Just login to gamls.com to access the many products and services that can help you succeed as a broker or agent. Need help in a particular area? Watch our webinars on our YouTube channel that focus on specific topics.
Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, The GAMLS Connection! Each quarter, we’ll update you on what you may have missed, what to expect in the coming months, new features and more!
2016 in Review
2016 was a significant year for real estate in Georgia and a busy year for Georgia MLS. We expanded our membership with significant growth across the state. Having started the year at just over 29,000 members, we ended the year with over 32,300 members!
Georgia MLS has also positioned our members to stay ahead of the technology curve by enhancing . . .
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Happy Holidays from all of us at Georgia MLS! Wishing you warmest greetings of the holiday season and a New Year filled with prosperity and success!
Click the image below to watch ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Real Estate Version)’.
Inman News says that Homesnap has ‘irresistible qualities every real agent agent wants”. That’s a pretty good indication that you need this tool in your life!
Homesnap is the top-rated real estate app built for agents and loved by homebuyers. A few note-worthy mentions include:
Agent-Only Profiles: tap any agent or view an expanded profile
Hook New Leads Instantly with Unlimited Rapid CMA Reports: Create timely, accurate Comparative Market Analysis reports in less than 5 minutes to print and share with your clients as PDFs.
Stay Safe at Showings: Set a safety timer and Homesnap will automatically notify your emergency contacts if the time expires
Boosted Exposure: You’ll be automatically designated as the default agent to contact on all of your listings
Read what Inman News had to say about Homesnap >
Get the app to see why millions of people are switching to Homesnap. Access Homesnap from any device, whether it’s iPhone, iPad, Android, or web.
Join us every Wednesday at 2:00 pm for Webinar Wednesday and gain insight into the new Transaction Desk interface. Try it out! Just login to gamls.com and click on Transaction Desk. You can easily toggle back and forth until we transition over in December.
October 5, 2016
An Overview of the New Transaction Desk
Join us as we explore the new features, including a simplified wizard, better integration with Authentisign, a new templates feature that replaces quick-start groups, and a customizable dashboard. Now with a cleaner look and more mobile-friendly, Transaction Desk is easier to use on-the-go.
October 12, 2016
Creating a Transaction
We’ll walk you through how to create a transaction using the new Transaction Desk interface.
October 19, 2016
Save time and learn the most efficient way to create a transaction using templates in Transaction Desk. Quick- start groups have now been merged into Transaction Templates. Any quick-start groups created in the old system are now in the new system as templates.
October 26, 2016
We’ll talk about the new improved integration with Authentisign. Complete with tamper proof security technology to prevent document modification, Authentisign seamlessly integrates with the popular cloud services Dropbox, Google drive and OneDrive.
No Pre-registration required. Just login at GAMLS.com a few minutes before 2:00 pm. The link to join the webinar will be available in the Announcements section.
Limited to the first 100 participants.
Atlanta Agent Magazine reports that inventory remains very low across the Metro Atlanta housing market. According to the latest numbers from ARA, inventory in May was just a 3.6-month supply for the 11-county area. The inventory problem is particularly pronounced in several Atlanta counties, as noted by Georgia MLS Market Statistics.
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Send a CMA to a client or prospect right from your phone in under a minute using Homesnap Pro!
You know when a prospective clients calls out of the blue telling you that they’re planning to sell, and they want an idea of what their house could sell for? Homesnap Pro makes it simple to send a quick substantive response that shows how responsive you are.
Homesnap Pro’s Rapid CMA, allows you to quickly pull together a CMA and get it to a prospect in under 1 minute!
On every property in Homesnap, you’ll see a ‘Send a Rapid CMA’ button, which will take you through the 4-step process for creating a Rapid CMA.
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Get Our NEW Homesnap Pro App and Run Your Business From Your Phone!
Georgia MLS is always committed to providing you with the very best tools and resources to help make your professional life better and easier. We have partnered with Homesnap to bring you Homesnap Pro, an industry-leading mobile app that will provide you with a new way to run your business away from your desk. This product offering is provided at no additional cost and is part of your membership.
The Best Way to Access Real-Time MLS Data On-the-Go
- Snap any home to find out all about it
- Connects to your existing MLS account, always signed in
Hook New Leads Instantly with Unlimited Rapid CMA Reports
- Create timely, accurate Comparative Market Analysis reports in less than 5 minutes to print and share with your clients
- View any listing in the past 2 years to see related agents.
- Tap any agent or view an expanded profile that includes past deals and an analysis of pricing tendencies and timing
- Your listing, your lead. You’ll be automatically designated as the default agent to contact on all of your listings
Click here to learn more about Homesnap Pro >
Homesnap Pro is the top-rated real estate app built for agents and loved by homebuyers.
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Be proactive with your listings using the Listing Activity Report in Paragon. See how many views your listings are getting and how many times they’ve been viewed by clients. Watch this short 5 minute video below to get started.
PARAGON CUTOVER DATE: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
Introduction to Paragon 3 hour CE classes are available for enrollment at gamls.com. After login, select ‘Tech Class Self-Enrollment’ under Education in the Quick Access menu
Keep up-to-date on saved search auto notifications with the Contact Activity Widget. Found on Paragon’s homepage under the Market Monitor, it reflects details about your buyers and their activity. To learn more, click on the short 5 minute video below.
PARAGON CUTOVER DATE: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
Introduction to Paragon 3 hour CE classes are available for enrollment at gamls.com. After login, select ‘Tech Class Self-Enrollment’ under Education in the Quick Access menu.